Mesabi Range College
1001 W. Chestnut St.
Virginia, MN 55792

Toll-Free: (800) 657-3860
Local: (218) 749-0313

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Program locations

This program is offered at the following locations:

Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, Virginia


Teacher Assistant/Instructional Aide/Paraprofessional

Mesabi Range College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Land/Campus
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

This degree prepares graduates for employment as a paraprofessional educator in a Kindergarten - 12th grade school district or early childhood program. The curriculum is developed to cover the nine Minnesota Core Competency Areas: ¿The philosophical, historical, and legal foundations of education ¿Characteristics of learners ¿Assessment, diagnosis and evaluation ¿Instructional content and practice ¿Supporting the teaching and learning environment ¿Managing student behaviors and social interaction skills ¿Communication and collaborative partnerships ¿Professional and ethical practices ¿Academic instructional skills in math, reading and writing Graduates who decide to continue their education and are interested in a professional education need to work closely with their advisor to ensure that their career goals are achieved.

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